What do you place value in/on?
Life – all life, human, critter, plant, earth
Love – active divine (or Agape) love that infuses all
relationships – the emotions of love are simply a bonus. Love
is revealed in relationship – with the divine, the self, the other, the
community, society, the earth, the cosmos. (Also see Post L-O-V-E is a four letter word)
Divine freedom – or God’s love revealed in/through Jesus – is a gift of grace –
a freely given gift – no strings attached – God saying in action – “I insist on
freeing you from the condemnation of the law – guilt & shame - by loving you
even when your fuckin shit up – you can’t earn it – and you can’t make me stop
loving you – but you are free to choose” – which means you are also free to
walk away & not accept the gift…although to reject it is deadly – not cause
God thinks or wants you punished – but because God/Creator/Great Spirit is the
source of Life – walking away from life = death…It is a simple mathematical equation…
Truth – that which
points to what is real & has meaning, and may or may not be tangible…
Faith – trusting/believing
in that which can only be revealed – the assurance of hope – the conviction of
that which is not certainty…
Peace/Shalom – a sense
of internal well being – and what comes with the external experience of Love,
Freedom, Truth & Faith
What is the difference between faith & religion?
Faith is found within relationship (self to cosmos - as
above)…religion is everything we add to explain the “rules” or morality of
practicing that faith – from the language or form of how we teach it – pass it
on – to the ritual acts used to celebrate a faith (ie – church)…to how we live
into or express what we believe…
What ticks me off?
Rules - LOL
What makes me happy?
The positive experience of my values expressed
What do you mean when you say you are witness?
A witness speaks to – points to – lives – practices - those
things that reveal truth…it is an act of living faith… A witness can only speak
to their experience of the evidence…A witness cannot be judge, prosecutor or